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ninjapigstudios

ninjapigstudios

United States

I'm the founder of Ninja Pig Studios and creator of IQ Test for the Wii U

Joined:
Sat 26th July, 2014
Website:
http://ninjapigstudios.com

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#2

ninjapigstudios commented on Ninja Pig Studios Accused Of Stealing Pixel Ar...:

This has become an overblown misunderstanding due to people jumping to conclusions without bothering to get the facts first.

During the summer of 2014, I was mentoring and working with a 14 year old who has been learning to code over the past few years. I am always happy to collaborate and share information with young developers as they strive to meet their goals. There were many people that helped me along the way when I had questions and needed coding help, so this was my way to give back to the community. After months of hard work going through the learning process, the young developers Jumpy Cat game was complete. I offered to publish it as my company product since I felt the student did a good job with the game, and it was well received by others that we asked to test it.

During the development process, I asked the young developer where he got the art, and was told it was from a site which allowed its reuse. There was never an intention on the part of the young developer or myself to “steal” anyone’s product. If Photon Storm would have sent me a private message informing me that the art on his site is only allowed to be utilized for free games, I most certainly would welcomed a professional conversation with him to discuss the matter further. There was never any intention on my part to deceive, nor did I behave in a “jerk” manner which @PhotonStorm accuses me of.

This is the comment and unwarranted claim by Photon Storm:

“Due to the speed at which the page was removed I believe it was Ninja Pig who pulled it, and not Nintendo. After they lied to us on twitter about where they "found" the art of course.
The saddest thing of all is that had they bothered to ask, we would probably have let them use the art anyway! (had full credit been given). But it's always the same.. they take and act like jerks when challenged over it, rather than apologise. Just sad to see this happen on a console I love so much.”

I handled this situation in the appropriate and professional way by removing the game from the market until I could research the legitimacy of Photons claim further. Photon did not make himself clear in his Twitter post which game he was accusing me of stealing art from. I never lied to him, I only needed clarification of what game he was accusing me of stealing his art for since I have 2 games on the Wii console, and Jumpy Cat was scheduled to be released on Thursday. I invited Photon to contact me offline so we could professionally discuss the matter further, rather than on a public venue. Photon has not elected to contact me offline, therefore I opted to delay the release of the game until I could speak further with the young developer about the art in question.

Prior to this incident, I have never had any interaction with Photon Storm. Therefore, I do not know how he can accuse me of the following “they take and act like jerks when challenged over it”. Nor did I lie on Twitter. I was simply trying to resolve which piece of art for what game they were talking about. Had Photon Storm contacted me directly, this situation could have been handled in a more professional way rather than knee jerk reactions and making unprofessional, unwarranted and inappropriate comments and slander on public venues. It is unfortunate that a misunderstanding became so enraged because the party in question did not have all the accurate information. I am offering an olive branch apology to Photon Storm for the misunderstanding, and would appreciate an apology in return for the unwarranted slanderous accusations.

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#6

ninjapigstudios commented on Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends...:

@TG1 Most of the replay value is in social settings where you watch your friends attempt the puzzles only to fail at every turn. It's much more a social fun party game than anything else. I'm super excited for the Wii U since I feel like this will be the perfect market for the game to be successful in.

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#7

ninjapigstudios commented on Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends...:

@accc Most developers can't even afford to put their game up on the eShop. You should be lucky any content at all is coming to their platform when the cost to publish something is so high. If you don't like the kind of game I'm publishing, or The Letter (which you can't even compare mine too), then don't buy it. Only half a million people have played my games and IQ test has an average 4 star rating on other platforms, but obviously according to you it's such a bad game. Hahaha okay.

@Lucs100 you wana bet haha! There are some really unintelligent people I paid to play the game through

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#8

ninjapigstudios commented on Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends...:

@TG1 basically all of them. Everyone agrees the game is really hard and it's taken them WITH HELP 2-4 hours. It's obviously different for everyone, because some people have lower IQ's than you. During my internal tests, it actually took someone 5 hours of constant playing to beat it. It all depends on the person.

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#10

ninjapigstudios commented on Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends...:

@mrchills Just so you know the pictures in the screenshots are the EASIEST questions. I didn't want to show the hard ones because it could give away spoilers. Everyone that has taken the test, can't beat it without my help. All the questions look simple, but have a twist to them. Just trust me, look at miiverse day 1 or 2 and you will see that everyone will be pissed that they can't get past question 4 LOL.

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#11

ninjapigstudios commented on Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends...:

@burninmylight It's completely your opinion. If this is not the type of game you would enjoy playing, then don't buy it. This game isn't for everyone. If you are into puzzle games and trying to figure out what the right answer is, this is the game for you. If you like action games like MK8 or Zelda, this probably isn't the game for you. IQ Test is something you pass around the room once you know how to solve it, and watch your friends and family struggle since all of the questions seem so simply, but are almost impossible to get correct. Its been really fun to see people struggle with the game. Even the press can't beat it by themselves, it's so funny. I've done lots of internal tests by having random strangers play the game, then asking them what they would pay for it, and the average person said they would pay around the $5-6 mark. I put it at $5 but I'm doing a special intro launch sale for $4 since I want to offer fans a discount for the support. I would appreciate the support, but I can understand if it's not your type of game. I will guarantee that there will be enough content there for you if you do buy it for $4 though

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#12

ninjapigstudios commented on Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends...:

@Kyloctopus @SurferClock @iphys @burninmylight @TG1 @mike_intv Just so everyone knows, I'm the developer and yes there are 20 questions. These questions are completely DIFFERENT to the original game. They are made especially for the Wii U GamePad and are about 100x harder. The reviewer Mike had to contact me multiple times for help because he couldn't pass the levels himself. It is a really difficult game if you don't cheat. At least give it a chance haha.